New Jersey's Electoral College voters unanimously cast 14 votes for Joe Biden

New Jersey officially cast its 14 electoral votes for Democrat Joe Biden on Monday.

News 12 Staff

Dec 14, 2020, 11:32 PM

Updated 1,287 days ago


New Jersey officially cast its 14 electoral votes for Democrat Joe Biden on Monday.
The state's Electoral College voters met in the cavernous Assembly chamber to allow for social distancing and then unanimously supported the Democratic president-elect, whom voters picked in the Nov. 3 election.
Biden won 2.6 million votes to Republican President Donald Trump's 1.9 million votes.
The electors are party insiders who pledged to support the winner of the state's popular vote.
The college was presided over by first lady Tammy Murphy, accompanied by Gov. Phil Murphy. The governor played no formal role in the balloting.
"I'll admit the Electoral College system is peculiar and not without its faults. But at its heart lays a simple irrefutable premise the will of the voters of the state of New Jersey and each of our sister states be followed,” the governor said.
Attendees wore masks and kept a distance because of the COVID-19 outbreak, which is raging anew in the state after simmering during the summer. Vaccinations are expected to begin Tuesday.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris also unanimously won New Jersey's 14 electoral votes, one for each member of Congress: two senators and 12 representatives.
Unlike neighboring Pennsylvania, New Jersey's support for Biden never looked in doubt. New Jersey has supported Democrats for president in every contest since 1988.
Biden cleared 270 electoral votes on Monday to affirm his victory.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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